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Are dentists prescribing too many unnecessary antibiotics?

In-depth study shows 80% of patients were prescribed “unnecessary” antibiotics according to evidence-based guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis. Let’s take a closer look. Author – Thomas A. Viola, RPh, CCP Advances in medical and pharmacological science have been nothing short of miraculous in the past two decades, unlocking the secrets of the human genome and opening vast new territory in biologic …

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Opioid Analgesics vs. Non-Opioid Analgesics For Post-Extraction Dental Pain 

A recent study, published in March 2020 in JAMA Network Open, sought to understand the differences in patient-reported outcomes between patients who used opioids and those who did not use opioids after dental procedures, in an effort to encourage the adoption of more conservative and appropriate prescribing practices in dentistry. The study was conducted in the 14 dental clinics of …